Document Type

Writing by Dean Lauren Robel

Publication Date

Spring 2003

Publication Citation

BILL OF PARTICULARS 1-2 (Spring 2003)


The paths that led the current first-year class, the Class of 2005, to the School of Law are as varied as the paths they - like you - will follow after graduation. Students come to law from other professions, from the study of many other disciplines, from communities across the country and around the world - both communities based on proximihJ and those based on affinity. While the study of law presents new vocabularies, skills, and ideas, that study does not require leaving scholarly, professional, and personal histories at the door. Quite the contrary - what makes law a particularly powerful and humane force is its ability to absorb wisdom from multiple experiences, perspectives, and disciplines. The following is from Dean Robel's 2002 address to the entering class.